At IU, how do I register my computer or other networked device?
At Indiana University, in most cases, you need to register your
computer's MAC address before you can connect to the IU
network. Old or unused network registrations at IU Bloomington and
IUPUI may be periodically purged. This policy enhances the security
and integrity of the IU network, and applies to devices registered at
dhcp.iu.edu or via Get Connected. Devices registered by IU IT Professionals will not be
If your previous registration has been purged, you will not be able to receive an IP address to establish a connection to the Internet until you register.
On this page:
Registering as a student
If you are a student, run Get Connected for Windows or Get Connected for Macintosh. This software runs an automatic configuration process during which you will be prompted to register your device. For more, see At IU, what is Get Connected, and how do I use it?
In the Greek houses listed below, Internet access is provided by IU. To access the Internet in these locations, students must run Get Connected.
- Alpha Gamma Delta
- Alpha Omicron Pi
- Alpha Xi Delta
- Chi Phi
- Delta Tau Delta
- Phi Gamma Delta
- Gamma Phi Beta
- Phi Beta Phi
- Phi Mu
- Phi Kappa Sigma
- Phi Sigma Kappa
- Sigma Alpha Mu
- Sigma Delta Tau
- Sigma Pi
Note: Use Get Connected to
register Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and Mac OS X 10.6 and later
computers to use the Indiana University network. Computers running
earlier versions of Mac OS X or Windows must be manually
registered. To register mobile devices, Linux computers, or
game consoles, navigate to
follow the prompts. For help, contact your campus Support Center.
Registering as faculty or staff
To register your device, you must first connect it (via Ethernet cable or wireless) to the IU network.
Once you have connected to the IU network:
- Open a web browser. If your computer is not already registered, you should be redirected automatically to the registration site. If you need to register your computer, but are not redirected, use this URL: https://dhcp.iu.edu/
- Read the information on the registration page, and then click
- Log in using your Network ID credentials.
- Read the user agreement, and then click
I agreeto proceed.
Registration can take up to five minutes to process; wait this amount of time, and then restart your computer. For help, or to report a problem, contact your campus Support Center.
Last modified on September 20, 2012.